The Physicist's Folly

Susan McKinnell

Message 61667 · 5 Aug 2011 17:56:04 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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So glad you like the dance! The title comes from the fact that the
teacher of our class is a physicist at Fermilab and likes to explain the
structure of dances as a; a-prime; b; b transpose, etc. The original
name of the dance incorporated that, but I was told it needed a 'real'
title and picked this one for its alliteration.
Anyway, so far a remembering the figures goes, I wrote this to a
particular tune (Fill the Fetters) that is a 4X32 strong strathspey
(wonderful tunr!), so it is actually written in 32-bar 'chunks' and may
be easier to remember that way.
Sue in Chicago, USA

On 8/1/2011 4:10 PM, Cord Walter wrote:
> And while I'm on the subject of new dances tried out in our group - last
> week we did "The Physicist's Folly", a 128Bar Strathspey in a square set
> published on the Eight-by-Thirtytwo-Blog:
>
> http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ldfs/8x32/2009/10/200283.html
>
> which went down extremely well. This is in our opinion a really nice
> dance, although quite a bit to remember being 128 Bars long.
>
> The only problem we had was pronouncing the name ("physicist" is rather
> tricky for some german speakers ;) ), so it goes by the name of "Fizzy
> Folly" for the time being ;)
>
> -Cord

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